The Future of Work and Artificial Intelligence

A solutions-oriented conference series 2021

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Explore with top-notch experts technological capabilities, use-cases, challenges and solutions.

Where do we stand with current advances in AI technologies?

What is their impact on HR management and labor markets?

Which products and services are currently available?

Who is using them?

What have been the failures in this area over the past years?

Where will we probably see further developments?


3 June 2021 (16:00 – 19:15 CEST)


  Can AI help create better jobs ? 



Prof. Peter Cappelli (Wharton)

Dr. Ashutosh Garg (CEO,, and

Dr. Janine Berg (ILO)

The Concept

INTERACTIVE – This interactive conference series brings together policy makers, thought leaders, academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. We will publish a thematic solution paper based on each event.

SWITZERLAND and BEYOND – We are using the unique Swiss infrastructure and networks around Lake Geneva to connect leading minds around the globe.  

A SERIES – The conference  is an interactive series of virtual and physical events. It will be opened with a virtual kick-off event on June 3rd.

EXPERT-DRIVEN – We are proposing a number of specific topics on AI and the Future of Work for which we invite subject matter experts and subsequent discussions in workshops with our audience. In four breakout sessions and subsequent discussions we will develop the agenda further with our community.



16:00 – 16:15  (15 min) Welcoming Remarks
16:15 – 17:15  (60 min)

The power of Artificial intelligence – Can AI help create better jobs ?

Keynote Speech and Fireside Chat

Prof. Peter Cappelli (Wharton School) | Presentation | Key Takeaways


Dr. Ashutosh Garg ( | Key Takeaways

Dr. Janine Berg (ILO) | Key Takeaways

moderated by Séverine Ambrus (Radio Television Suisse)

17:25 – 18:40  (75 min)

Four Breakout Sessions

I. Disruption – AI as a disruptor of jobs and work

moderated by  Isabelle Chappuis (FuturesLab HEC UNIL)

Experts: Silvia Hernandez (EY) , Dr. Andrej Heinke (Bosch), Dr. Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University), Elizabeth Crofoot (The Conference Board), Dr. Gabriele Rizzo (FuturesLab HEC UNIL)

II. Solution – AI as an enhancer of skills and work

moderated by Ayisha Piotti (RegHorizon) & Dr. Max Blumberg (Blumberg Partnership Ltd)

Experts: Prof. Karl Aberer (EPFL), David N. Barnes (IBM), Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens (huapii), Gary Gan Chia Huey (JobKred), Dr. Alberto-Giovanni Busetto (Adecco group),Nan Craig (Faethm AI) ,Dr. Elizabeth Wilke (LinkedIn), Dr. Alec Levenson (University of Southern California)

III. Implementation – The enabling environment of AI

moderated by Dr. Michael Fung (SkillsFuture Singapore)

Experts : Prof. Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute Geneva), Dr. Rafaelita "Fita" M. Aldaba (DTI), Alexa Joyce (Microsoft), Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri (McGraw Hill), Genna Barnett (Nesta)

IV. Inclusion – AI is for who?

moderated by Dr. Phoebe V. Moore (University of Leicester)

Experts: Ivana Bartoletti (Deloitte), Prof. Valerio de Stefano (University of Leuven), Dr. Jamie Woodcock (Open University), Natalia Giorgi (ETUC), Anaig Marechal (Microsoft)

18:45 – 19:05  (20 min)

Feedback from Breakouts

moderated by Dr. Marianne Schörling (Geneva Macro Labs)

19:05 – 19:15  (10 min) Conclusion


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